The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Server Support in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 208 206 224
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs requiring a Server Support 36 44 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.64% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.66% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 36 41 17
Average salary £28,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £35,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £31,750 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +0.79%
Server Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5465 6672 6306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.93% 96.56% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5653 5289
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Server Support
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Server Support across the North West region.

Server Support Salary Trend in the North West

Server Support
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Server Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Server Support Salary Histogram in the North West

Server Support
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 26 £28,000 -8.94% 5
Merseyside +1 8 £30,750 +13.88%
Cheshire 0 1 £27,000 -12.90% 2
Cumbria - 1 £22,000 - 1
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Server Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Server Support in their job title.

1 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 38 (65.52%) Windows Server
3 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
4 22 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (31.03%) MCSE
6 17 (29.31%) Oracle
6 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.31%) VMware
7 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
7 16 (27.59%) SQL
8 13 (22.41%) DNS
8 13 (22.41%) Dell
9 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (20.69%) HP
10 11 (18.97%) IBM
10 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (18.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (18.97%) SLA
10 11 (18.97%) DHCP
10 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
10 11 (18.97%) Firewall
10 11 (18.97%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
10 11 (18.97%) Lync
11 10 (17.24%) ITIL
11 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
11 10 (17.24%) CCNA
11 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
12 9 (15.52%) Linux
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West region that cited Server Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Server Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (18.97%) Lync
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
2 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.34%) IIS
3 6 (10.34%) TWiki
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (18.97%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.90%) MS Office
4 1 (1.72%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) DNS
2 11 (18.97%) DHCP
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
3 7 (12.07%) SAN
3 7 (12.07%) VPN
4 6 (10.34%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (8.62%) WAN
6 4 (6.90%) LAN
6 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.17%) VLAN
8 2 (3.45%) HTTP
8 2 (3.45%) Internet
8 2 (3.45%) SMTP
8 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.72%) DEFINITY
9 1 (1.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (10.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (5.17%) SAP HANA
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
1 7 (12.07%) Replication
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Clustering
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
3 1 (1.72%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 38 (65.52%) Windows Server
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (15.52%) Linux
5 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 8 (13.79%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.90%) Unix
8 3 (5.17%) Solaris
8 3 (5.17%) SUSE
8 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.72%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Data Migration
2 6 (10.34%) Migration
2 6 (10.34%) Project Management
2 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
2 6 (10.34%) Time Management
3 4 (6.90%) High Availability
3 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.72%) Capacity Management
4 1 (1.72%) Change Management
4 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.72%) Logistics
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.72%) Release Management
4 1 (1.72%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.59%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
3 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.07%) T-SQL
5 6 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (5.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (31.03%) MCSE
3 10 (17.24%) CCNA
3 10 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (13.79%) MCP
5 6 (10.34%) CCDP
5 6 (10.34%) Degree
5 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCTS
8 1 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) SLA
2 6 (10.34%) Data Quality
2 6 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.34%) VirtualBox
4 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.90%) vSphere
5 4 (6.90%) Xen
6 3 (5.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (5.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (10.34%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (5.17%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.72%) DameWare
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) Microsoft
1 17 (29.31%) Oracle
1 17 (29.31%) VMware
2 13 (22.41%) Dell
3 12 (20.69%) HP
4 11 (18.97%) IBM
5 7 (12.07%) Citrix
6 4 (6.90%) AppSense
6 4 (6.90%) Google
6 4 (6.90%) LANDesk
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) EMC
7 3 (5.17%) NetApp
7 3 (5.17%) SAP
7 3 (5.17%) Sun
7 3 (5.17%) Veritas
8 1 (1.72%) BMC
8 1 (1.72%) Cognos
8 1 (1.72%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.72%) Quark
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